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Python Dates and Times in Python Where on Earth do Timezones Make Sense? Datetime Awareness

Why do I get an error "`paris` isn't a datetime." ? https://pastebin.com/akUjqjnV

This variable should be <class 'datetime.timezone'> and not datetime. If I run my code in python IDLE I get the correct output = 2015-10-21 13:29:00+01:00

aware.py
import datetime

naive = datetime.datetime(2015, 10, 21, 4, 29)
pacific = datetime.timezone(datetime.timedelta(hours=-8))
hill_valley = datetime.datetime(2015, 10, 21, 4, 29,tzinfo = pacific)


paris = datetime.timezone(datetime.timedelta(hours=1))

hill_valley.astimezone(paris)

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
210,424 Points

The instructions say "Make a new timezone that is UTC+01:00.", but they don't say that it must be stored in a variable or what to name it.

Then they say "Create a new variable named paris that uses your new timezone and the astimezone method to change hill_valley to the new timezone." So "paris" is expected to be a "datetime", as "hill_valley" is, but with a different timezone.

So while you've done all the steps, the final result doesn't get get assigned to "paris".

Thank you very much, Steven.